Diagnosis Uncertain

Sign outside City County Building

Diagnosis Uncertain County Commission takes more steps to curb the Board of Health, but seems unprepared to dissolve it. by jesse fox mayshark • october 27, 2020 A sign protesting the Knox County Board of Health propped against a window of the city county building. In a meeting that included allegations from one public forum speaker that public mask wearing … Read More

Taking the Oath

Installation ceremony

County Commission welcomes four new members and elects a chairman, as county officeholders are sworn in.

2A or not 2A?

Gun show

Despite some members’ misgivings, Commission proclaims Knox a ‘Second Amendment Constitutional County.’

Beer Fears

beer tasting

On second thought, County Commission rejects a plan for microbreweries in neighborhood commercial districts.

East Towne Turbulence

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs

With the TVA tower deal sidelined for a month, County Commission votes two different ways in one meeting on what to do about an empty mall.

Twists and Turns

Mark Mamantov

As the TVA tower deal advances, Knox County’s law director and mayor each double down on their positions.

Driving Down South

Proposals for improving Chapman and Gov. John Sevier highways intersect this week at planning commission meetings.

Southern Routes

Urban Wilderness

County Commission looks likely to defer a study to identify highway needs and options in South Knox County.

BMXed Out

After estimated costs triple, Knox County kills a South Knoxville bike track championed by former Mayor Tim Burchett.

Slipped Gears

As cost estimates climb, Knox County takes a hard look at a proposed BMX track. South Knox representatives say the community wants what it was promised.